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Staffing Update –  We are pleased to welcome/welcome back Mr. Chris McLeod to our Journey Staff for next year. Mr. McLeod will be teaching grade 8. We would also like to welcome Ms. Paula Leach who will be joining our school as an Integration/Behaviour Support teacher next year. Ms. Leach is relocating from Saskatchewan to become our newest Dragon.

Wildlife Alert – It’s great to live where we do; however, sometimes we have close encounters with wildlife. A cougar was seen several times near Journey and at Poirier on the weekend. Please remind your children to be mindful as they go to and from school.

The PAC is holding an Online Auction on Facebook and you are invited! The money raised will go towards our much needed emergency preparedness preparations.

Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/2234649040094230).

Bidding starts on the 22nd of May.   Items will be added every day until June 5, 2017. If you have questions or wish to donate an item to the auction please email: Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

EMCS and Journey Musical Theatre, Art and Film present… “Time Flies’

Can we learn valuable lessons from the past? Come see how a female riveting team from the 1940’s help passengers and staff get through a sticky situation. Time Flies is an original story by EMCS and Journey Musical Theatre and runs June 7-9  at 7 PM

Tickets are available at EMCS, Journey Middle School and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Monday

Reminder to all grade 7 students to bring the veggie they have been asked to bring for the Pit Cook tomorrow.

Tuesday

Jazz Band practice in the morning

Pit Cook – All students in grade 7 will participate in our annual Pit Cook today. Building the fire, cooking the veggies/salmon and rotating through stations will happen through the day concluding with a feast in the afternoon. We look forward to welcoming elders and special guests. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Wednesday 

Mr. Hopkins retires today! After 20 plus years at Journey, Mr. Hopkins is retiring from the job he loves. Mr. Hooydonk will teach Division 12 with Mr. Eldridge until the end of June. 

PAC Lunch – Subway

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Student Council meets today at lunch

Thursday

Exploratories – last Exploratory for this school year! Work habit marks will be reflected on your report card. Today we welcome Sooke Elementary grade 5 students for their transition visit.

Robotics Club is done for the school year. Sign up next year!

EMCS Fun Day – grade 8 students will visit EMCS today to take part in their Fun Day from 11:15-noon. Students will walk with their teachers to EMCS and return to Journey via school bus. Thanks to EMCS for the invitation!

Musical TheatreTime Flies rehearsal afterschool at EMCS until 6 p.m.

Friday

Freezies on sale today at lunch $1 each

Saturday, June 3 – congratulations to all of our former Journey students who will graduate today from EMCS. We were proud of you when you attended Journey and extremely proud of you today as you walk across the stage at UVic and into the next exciting chapter of your life.

 
 

Staffing Update – We are pleased to welcome back to Journey Ms. Jess Petersen. Ms. Petersen has worked at Journey before as an Integration Support Teacher and will be returning to us in the late Fall to teach grade 7. Ms. Nicky Nadeau will also rejoin our Dragon Team this time as a grade 8 teacher. Ms. Nadeau previously taught grade 6 at Journey. Coming to Journey from SD61 is local resident, Ms. Benula Larsen. Ms. Larsen will be teaching grade 6 French Immersion.

Facilities Update – Our Playground is official open! Thank you PAC! Our gym should be open this week. Most of the wall space has been repainted and is looking so much better. This summer we are scheduled to have our floors refinished.

The PAC is holding an Online Auction on Facebook and you are invited! The money raised will go towards our much needed emergency preparedness preparations.

Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/2234649040094230).

Bidding starts on the 22nd of May.   Items will be added every day until June 5, 2017. If you have questions or wish to donate an item to the auction please email: Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

Journey and EMCS Musical Theatre presents “Time Flies” at EMCS on June 7, 8, and 9 at 7 pm. Tickets are on sale at Shoppers, EMCS and Journey Middle School. Journey students from 12 Divisions will be attending a special presentation of “Time Flies” at EMCS on June 8, at 10 am. Thank you PAC for paying for the buses. Journey Musical Theatre student’s rehearsal schedule: May 25 and June 1, at EMCS afterschool until 6 pm. June 5, dress rehearsal after school until 7:30ish. “Break a Leg”!

Monday

Happy Birthday Queen Victoria and thank you for the holiday to celebrate your 198th birthday. 

Tuesday  

Jazz Band practice in the morning

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday 

PAC Lunch – Pizza

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Student Council meets today at lunch

Thursday

Exploratories – remember equipment and proper clothing if needed. Work habit marks will be reflected on your report card. Today we welcome Saseenos Elementary grade 5 students for their transition visit.

Robotics Club meets after school today 3:15-4:30 pm. This is the last meeting of the year.

Friday

Spaghetti in a Big Red Cup $5. Pre-orders taken all week. Forms available from classroom teachers or the office.

Freezies on sale today at lunch $1 each

 

 
 

Journey Update: Thank you for your support making and purchasing cupcakes last week. Division 2 raised $453 for the SPCA

Staffing Update – Mr. Richard Hopkins will be retiring on June 1. Mr. Hopkins has been teaching at Journey for over 20 years and we thank him for his dedication to our students and wish him a happy retirement. Mr. Brandon van Hooydonk will be teaching with Mr. Eldridge in the class until the end of June. Congratulations to Ms. Sue Kilpatrick and Mr. Thom Constable who have chosen to take teaching positions at Dunsmuir and Spencer respectively. We thank them and wish them well as they continue working with students in our District.

Facilities Update – Our gym is currently being painted and our floors are scheduled to be refinished in the summer. Our Playground (thank you PAC) has been installed and the site should be completed by the end of next week (thanks to our Grounds Department).

Updated Logo – our Journey Dragon Logo has undergone a facelift. Thank you to our teachers Ms. Clarke, Ms. Harris and Mr. Elm and to local artist Charlene George for their hard work and creativity.

PAC Update: Congratulations to our President Elect, Ms. Caryn Drabitt, Vice-President Elect/Past President, Ms. Justine Duncan and thank you to Ms. Ericka MacTavish for continuing to be our secretary! We still have the position of Treasurer available if you’re interested.

The PAC is holding an Online Auction on Facebook and you are invited! The money raised will go towards our much needed emergency preparedness preparations.

Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/2234649040094230).

Bidding starts on the 22nd of May.   Items will be added every day until June 5, 2017. If you have questions or wish to donate an item to the auction please email: Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

Monday

Today students and staff will walk to Sooke Community Hall to participate in the Legacy 1 Presentation. We will walk to and from the event via Throup Road, Wadams Way, Otter Point to Eustace Road. We will leave at approximately 1 pm and return by 3 pm. 

Tuesday 

Bike Skills at SEAPARC Jump Track 1:00-4:00. Students who are participating will be bringing home information.

Jazz Band practice in the morning

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday

PAC Lunch – Sushi and Hotdogs

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Student Council meets today at lunch

Thursday

Exploratories – remember equipment and proper clothing if needed. Work habit marks will be reflected on your report card. Today we welcome John Muir Elementary grade 5 students for their transition visit.

Robotics Club meets after school today 3:15-4:30 pm

Friday

EMCS Soccer Academy will be offering a workshop and demonstration today 12:00 – 1:30. Grade 8 students interested in joining next year can attend.

Bus Driver Appreciation Day – If you travel on a school bus remember to give an extra thank you to your bus driver today!

 

 

 
 

You can either vote by voting or vote by not voting. If you don’t vote someone else’s vote counts more – It’s Math! 

Community Event – Duck Race at the Sooke Flats Saturday, 11-3 pm

PAC Update: Our first ever Burger & Beer Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser at Buffy’s on Saturday May 13, 2017 is cancelled due to low ticket sales. If you bought a ticket your money will be refunded by the person you purchased it from.

The PAC is holding an Online Auction on Facebook and you are invited! The money raised will go towards our much needed emergency preparedness preparations.  Anyone can bid. Just click that you will be attending the “Online Auction for Journey Middle School” on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/2234649040094230).

Bidding starts on the 22nd of May.   Items will be added every day until June 5, 2017. If you have questions or wish to donate an item to the auction please email: Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

Monday

Cupcake Sales @ Lunch in foyer today $1 each – Ms. Lennox’s class is donating all proceeds to the SPCA

Student Vote today sponsored by our Student Council

Piñata in the foyer @ lunch – this event was held over from Friday. Every donation of food gives you one whack at the piñata! All proceeds to the Sooke Food Bank

Tuesday – Provincial Election Day 

Cupcake Sales @ Lunch in foyer today $1 each – Ms. Lennox’s class is donating all proceeds to the SPCA

Jazz Band practice in the morning

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

PAC Meeting -Parents are part of what makes Journey a great place to run to. All Parents are welcome to attend our meeting tonight at 7pm in the library where elections will take place for next year.

Wednesday 

PAC Lunch – Subway

Sk8 Park @ lunch – must have helmet and signed waiver form to participate 

Student Council meets today at lunch

Thursday

Exploratories – remember equipment and proper clothing if needed. Work habit marks will be reflected on your report card. Today we welcome John Muir Elementary grade 5 students for their transition visit.

Friday

Professional Development Day – no school for students

 

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to all our musical talent here at Journey. Our Rockin’ Roll singers performed with Mr. Rehman and Mr. Hopkins this weekend at the Rotary Club Auction and delighted the crowd. This week our bands competed in the Regional Band String Festival, under the direction of Ms. Bjorklund, with the following results:

  • 4 bands performed–4 received superior rating and 4 invitations to the Nationals in Vancouver in 2018
  • 2 string ensembles performed–2 received excellent plus and 2 invitations to the Nationals in May 2018
  • the adjudicator came to Journey Middle School and was pleased to see that music was flourishing in Sooke.  In 2003 when the adjudicator had looked at Sooke, she was surprised to see that NO band or strings programs existed there at that time.  She was pleased to see the change.
  • 450,000 students compete to obtain invitations to the Nationals and 7000-8000 are asked.
  • Sooke schools had the MOST invitations to the Nationals of all the schools on Vancouver Island

Thanks to all who helped make this happen–teachers, conductors, parents, administration and students.  When we pull together, great things can happen.

Now we will look forward to Year end concerts at Elementary schools, Ayre Manor, and Journey.  Students will be involved in performing at the Rotary Auction, for Music Monday and for the kick-off for Tour de Rock at EMCS on Friday.

PAC Update: Parents are part of what makes Journey a great place to run to. All Parents are welcome to attend our next PAC meeting on May 9th at 7pm in the library where elections will take place for next year. The Journey PAC is hosting our first ever Burger & Beer Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser at Buffy’s on Saturday May 13, 2017. Tickets are only $15 for a burger & beer. There will be a 50/50 draw and a silent auction with AMAZING items to bid on from all of our awesome Sooke and Westshore businesses. You can buy a ticket at the school office or contact Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.  We are also collecting items for the auction. If you would like to donate, please contact Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

Monday

Journey Spirit Week kicks off today – Wear Journey Colours (we have red & black and when Journey first opened teal & blue. If you have spirit wear please wear that too!

Music Monday – see details above

Tuesday

Journey Spirit Day – Twin Day. Make a plan and dress alike with a friend or friends (triplets and quadruplets are welcome too)

Jazz Band practice in the morning

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday 

Spirit Day – Pajamas. No need to even get dressed or do your hair today, but please brush your teeth! 

PAC Lunch – Pizza 

Student Council meets today at lunch

Meeting tonight – Westshore Skatepark Coalition and Westshore Parks and Recreation is holding on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:30 PM in the Galleon Room at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre (up the stairs above the rink).  This is a drop-in session intended to get input from the public as to what they would like to see in a new park in the Westshore, and to see the proposed site.  Very exciting!  This is not in Sooke, but there is a connection when it comes to amenities like this in surrounding communities. 

Thursday

Spirit Day – May the Fourth be with you! Show us your love of everything Star Wars and watch a movie at lunch too.

Exploratories – remember equipment and proper clothing if needed. Work habit marks will be reflected on your report card.

Friday

Spirit Day – Cinco de Mayo (celebration of Mexican culture day) piñata in the foyer.  1 hit at the piñata (filled with goodies) for each can of food brought in for the food bank. 

Chess Club @ lunch in Ms. Syme’s room. Experienced and new players welcome

 

Kick off Tour de Rock at EMCS – Edward Milne has the honour of being chosen as the Kick-Off place for this year’s Tour de Rock, Our Grade 8 students have been busy making signs and will attend the event today. Students and staff will walk to EMCS and bus back at lunch

 

Freezie Friday $2 each at lunch

 

 

 

 

 
 

Thank you to all our Journey families who have donated food for our local Food Bank. We will take donations until the end of the day on Monday. Merci for helping our community.

Community Information: The annual Rotary Auction takes place this Saturday, April 29. Our Drumline, Strings and Journey Rock ‘n’ Roll will be playing at event!

PAC Update: Parents are part of what makes Journey a great place to run to. All Parents are welcome to attend our next PAC meeting on May 9th at 7pm in the library. Election Time: The elections for the President and Treasurer positions will be held at the May 9th PAC meeting. Anyone can be Nominated (please let them know that you have nominated them). If you or anyone you know is interested in any position please emails Teresa M mason92@telus.net . The elections for all other positions will take place at the September meeting.

The Journey PAC is hosting our first ever Burger & Beer Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser at Buffy’s on Saturday May 13, 2017. Tickets are only $15 for a burger & beer. There will be a 50/50 draw and a silent auction with AMAZING items to bid on from all of our awesome Sooke and Westshore businesses. You can buy a ticket at the school office or contact Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.  We are also collecting items for the auction. If you would like to donate, please contact Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

Staffing Update: Best wishes to Counsellor, Ms. Bourdon, who will begin her maternity leave right after school on Thursday. Ms. Bourdon’s position will be filled by Ms. Naomi Cooper who will begin on Thursday. We are also saying a temporary “so long” to Custodian, Mr. Lasell who will be heading off to David Cameron Elementary for a short time. We wish both of our Journey team members well.

Monday

Rugby practice with coaches Rori & Beth from EMCS afterschool

Band Practice – Rehearsals for Grades 7 and 8, community band and EMCS students band room 7:30 -8:30 am (some may stay until 9:30)

Badminton Practice @ lunch today in the gym

Club and Team Photos – photos will be taken all day of our teams, clubs and whole school

Tuesday

Badminton Practice 7:30 am

Girls’ Rugby practice afterschool 3-4:30 pm with Coach Sims

9 am-5 pm-MUSICFEST REGIONALS HELD IN SOOKE in our Gym. Gym will be closed all day.  

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday 

PAC Lunch – Hotdogs and Sushi

Girls’ Rugby Game afterschool

Badminton Tournament afterschool in the Gym @ JMS. Come out and cheer on our Dragon Team.

Student Council meets today at lunch

Thursday

Gym Closes for painting for the next three weeks. It’s not the best time, but we definitely welcome the much needed cleaning and painting for our gym. PE classes will use the fields and/or multipurpose room. All afterschool events have been cancelled.  

Badminton Practice at 7:30 am

Robotics Club resumes today  after school, 3:15-4:30 pm – everyone welcome

Journey to Japan EF Tours Meeting: For all Families of students wanting to travel to Japan in March 2018. Information and an opportunity to ask questions in the library at 6:30 pm

Friday

Chess Club @ lunch in Ms. Syme’s room. Experienced and new players welcome

Flags at Half-mast for National Day of Mourning for workers who have lost their lives on the job.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to our students and staff for hosting our Open House night on Wednesday. Thank you to the families that came and enjoyed the many examples of student learning. The evening was also an opportunity for us to get to know our future Journey Dragons!

The Journey PAC is hosting our first ever Burger & Beer Night and Silent Auction Fundraiser at Buffy’s on Saturday May 13, 2017. Tickets are only $15 for a burger & beer. There will be a 50/50 draw and a silent auction with AMAZING items to bid on from all of our awesome Sooke and Westshore businesses. You can buy a ticket at the school office or contact Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.  We are also collecting items for the auction. If you would like to donate, please contact Erika at erikas1977@shaw.ca.

Local Food Bank needs our help! Thank you to those who have brought in donations to our local Food Bank. We have extended our drive through to the end of next week with a goal of one item per student and staff member. If you are able, please bring in non-perishable cans and packages. We will be collecting items all week.

Monday – Easter Monday

Tuesday

Badminton Practice 7:30 am

Girls’ Rugby practice afterschool 3-4:30 pm with Coach Sims

Yearbook Club meets @ lunch in main lab

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room

Yearbook Committee – meets today in the Main Lab @ lunch

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Food Bank items collected in office – thank you

Wednesday 

PAC Lunch – Subway

Brass Practice – 10-11:30 Grade 7 & 8 meet in Band Room

Class Photos – Students will have their class photos done today. Each student will receive one in a few weeks at no cost to families

Grade 7 Band practice Block 4 

Today we welcome students from Thailand as they begin their time with us over the next several weeks.

Badminton Practice at lunch and a Game @ Gordonhead (students leave at 2:25)

Student Council meets today at lunch 

Food Bank items collected in office and/or at Open House– thank you.

Thursday

Badminton Practice at 7:30 am

Band Practice Grades 7 & 8 8:40-9:45

Grades 6 & 7 Band Practice – Block 2

Friday

Chess Club @ lunch in Ms. Syme’s room. Experienced and new players welcome

 

 

 
 

Congratulations to Zander H., Mary-Anne K., and Aodhan T. for representing Journey at the Provincial Robotics Championships in Abbotsford this week. Our team, coached by Ms. Dvorak, placed First on Vancouver Island and in the top 25 in BC.

Toutes nos félicitations to Emma B., Mindalynn F., and Laura V. for representing Journey at Concours d’art oratoire. All three did extremely well at this French public speaking completion. Laura placed third in her age group and Emma and Mindalynn tied for fourth in their age group. We are proud of all of our students and the confidence they demonstrated in front of the judges!

Effort & Honour Roll Assembly for term two was organized and run entirely by grade 8 student leaders! There were a record number of students who received Effort Role Certificates (grade 6-8). The list of Honour Role students who have been recognized for both terms is also very impressive. Work hard in term three and finish the year strong!

Local Food Bank Empty – Volunteers from our local Food Bank informed us that the shelves are bare and we at Journey want to offer some support. EMCS is organizing another food drive at the end of April; however, they need help now and we are hoping get them through. If you are able, please bring in non-perishable cans and packages. We will be collecting items Monday-Wednesday this week.

Monday

Exploratory Forms – Students need to hand in Exploratory Forms and fee (if applicable) for their first choice beginning today in the foyer. Students must NOT hand in their forms to teachers or other staff members other than those collecting in the foyer and/or the office.

Grade 7 & 8 Band – 8:40 -9:25 special practice this morning – remind your classroom teacher!

Community Band Practice 7:30-8:30 All students must wear uniforms to this Dress Rehearsal

Food Bank items collected in office – thank you

Book Fair – Journey’s third book fair of the year begins today and runs until Wednesday’s Open House

Tuesday

PAC Meeting tonight in Journey’s Annie Acreman Library 7-8 pm

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Block 4-all Grade 6 and 7 band students meet for combined rehearsal in the band room.

Strings -5:30-7:45 pm (band room, no Grade 6 students) 

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room 

Yearbook Committee – meets today in the Main Lab @ lunch

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Food Bank items collected in office – thank you

Wednesday

Clarinet sectional– practice today at 10:00-11:30 am for saxophone players in Grades 7 and 8

Early dismissal 11:58 a.m. – no lunch program or PAC lunch today

Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1-4 p.m. (sign up on Conference Manager by clicking on the link)

Open House – all families from Journey and families of grade 5 students at our elementary schools are invited to join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Grade 5 Info Presentation – 7:30-8 p.m. Families of grade 5 students are invited to the gym for a short presentation and Q & A about next year.

The Crispy Fish Food Truck will be on site from noon-7 p.m. Come to the Open House and treat yourself to dinner too!

Food Bank items collected in office and/or at Open House– thank you.

Thursday – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Drumline workshop – this workshop is happening today and the school will be open for our students in Drumline (part of the Harmony Project) along with percussion students/staff from Belmont Secondary school, 10:30-3:30 p.m. If you are interested in finding out more about this and don’t already belong to Drumline, you are invited to join us from 2:30-3:30 and see if this is something you would like to join.

Friday – Good Friday – Happy Easter Weekend

 
 

Congratulations to Zander H., Mary-Anne K., and Aodhan T. for representing Journey at the Provincial Robotics Championships in Abbotsford this week. Our team, coached by Ms. Dvorak, placed First on Vancouver Island and in the top 25 in BC.

Toutes nos félicitations to Emma B., Mindalynn F., and Laura V. for representing Journey at Concours d’art oratoire. All three did extremely well at this French public speaking completion. Laura placed third in her age group and Emma and Mindalynn tied for fourth in their age group. We are proud of all of our students and the confidence they demonstrated in front of the judges!

Effort & Honour Roll Assembly for term two was organized and run entirely by grade 8 student leaders! There were a record number of students who received Effort Role Certificates (grade 6-8). The list of Honour Role students who have been recognized for both terms is also very impressive. Work hard in term three and finish the year strong!

Local Food Bank Empty – Volunteers from our local Food Bank informed us that the shelves are bare and we at Journey want to offer some support. EMCS is organizing another food drive at the end of April; however, they need help now and we are hoping get them through. If you are able, please bring in non-perishable cans and packages. We will be collecting items Monday-Wednesday this week.

Monday

Exploratory Forms – Students need to hand in Exploratory Forms and fee (if applicable) for their first choice beginning today in the foyer. Students must NOT hand in their forms to teachers or other staff members other than those collecting in the foyer and/or the office.

Grade 7 & 8 Band – 8:40 -9:25 special practice this morning – remind your classroom teacher!

Community Band Practice 7:30-8:30 All students must wear uniforms to this Dress Rehearsal

Book Fair opens today in the Multi-Purpose Room and runs until Wednesday evening at the Open House

Food Bank items collected in office – thank you.

Tuesday

PAC Meeting tonight in Journey’s Annie Acreman Library 7-8 pm

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Block 4-all Grade 6 and 7 band students meet for combined rehearsal in the band room.

Strings -5:30-7:45 pm (band room, no Grade 6 students)

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room 

Yearbook Committee – meets today in the Main Lab @ lunch

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Food Bank items collected in office – thank you

Wednesday 

Clarinet sectional– practice today at 10:00-11:30 am for saxophone players in Grades 7 and 8

Early dismissal 11:58 a.m. – no lunch program or PAC lunch today

Parent/Teacher Conferences – 1-4 p.m. (sign up on Conference Manager by clicking on the link)

Open House – all families from Journey and families of grade 5 students at our elementary schools are invited to join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Grade 5 Info Presentation – 7:30-8 p.m. Families of grade 5 students are invited to the gym for a short presentation and Q & A about next year.

The Crispy Fish Food Truck will be on site from noon-7 p.m. Come to the Open House and treat yourself to dinner too!

Food Bank items collected in office and/or at Open House– thank you.

Thursday – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Drumline workshop – this workshop is happening today and the school will be open for our students in Drumline (part of the Harmony Project) along with percussion students/staff from Belmont Secondary school, 10:30-3:30 p.m. If you are interested in finding out more about this and don’t already belong to Drumline, you are invited to join us from 2:30-3:30 and see if this is something you would like to join.

Friday – Good Friday – Happy Easter Weekend

 
 

Domo Arigato/Thank you to our Journey families for hosting students from Natori, Japan for six days! You have shown amazing hospitality and it has been greatly appreciated. It has been fun to interact with our own students as well over Spring Break. Information about our trip to Japan 2018 will be available at the Open House on April 12.

Report Cards – If you didn’t pick up your report card they are available from your child’s teacher until Wednesday, and then you can pick it up in the office.

Monday

Term officially 3 Begins today – grade 6 & 7 students will begin their final MAD rotation, grade 8 students will begin their new Applied Skills rotations, and Hockey Academy students return to regular class rotation

Grade 7 & 8 Community Band practice 7:30-8:30/9:30.

Cowichan Tzinquaw Dancers – whole school performance 1:30-2:30 this afternoon in the gym

さようなら/Sayōnara Potluck in Gym 6 pm – Families and students will meet for a farewell to our Japanese Friends from Natori this evening in the gym.

Tuesday

Students from Japan say goodbye to their host students and leave for Vancouver at 10:30 am

Block 4-all Grade 6 and 7 band students meet for combined rehearsal in the band room.

Strings -5:30-7:45 pm (band room, no Grade 6 students)

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs.

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room 

Yearbook Committee – meets today in the Main Lab @ lunch

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Pizza. Thank you to our volunteers who come out and help, we appreciate your commitment! New volunteers are always welcome.

Conference Manager opens – Parent/Teacher Conferences are available April 12 from 1-4:00 pm. if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher.   To book your time please go to the links and book your time beginning at 6 a.m. this morning.  We will be welcoming all families at our Open House from 5:30-7:30 pm the same evening.

Off to the Mainland – three of our students, Mary-Anne K., Aodhan T., and Zander H. have been chosen to attend the Provincial Robotics Championships in Abbottsford. Good luck to them and their coach Ms. Dvorak. Mr. Bedard will also be attending as Junior Woodworking Technical Chair and Robotics judge.

Clarinet sectional– practice today at 10:00-11:30 am for clarinet players in Grades 7 and 8

Block 4-all Grade 7 band students and Grade 8 trumpets meet in band room for combined rehearsal

Commit to Fit – The Victoria Shamrocks are putting on a workshop today for Ms. Barnes & Mr. Sulzen’s PE Classes Block 2

Lego builders club – canceled for today

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Thursday

Term 2 Recognition Assembly – Students who earned Honour Roll and/or Effort Role for term two will receive certificates today beginning at 1:30 pm.

Robotics Club – Ms. Dvorak’s room afterschool today from 3-4 pm. Learn and have some fun!

Gamers’ Club at lunch in the Main Lab

Friday

Chess Club – Mrs. Syme’s room (right next door to the computer lab) at Lunch

 
 

Thank you to our local Sooke Dance Studio for performing for us on Friday. We were once again amazed to be entertained by the talents of the children in our community.

Monday

Shamrock-o-grams on sales all week. For only fifty cents you can buy a friendship note and chocolate for a friend. Shamrock-o-grams are sold in the foyer at lunch and will be delivered on Friday.

Tuesday

Celebration – today at lunch there will be a pizza party for all students who played on either the Jr. Boys’ or Jr. Girls’ volleyball teams this season. Listen to announcements for location.

Jazz band 8:30 a.m. in the band room.

Tea Time in Foyer – students can enjoy a free cup of tea today at recess. Students are encouraged to bring their own mugs. 

Culture Club – meet at lunch outside Ab Ed room 

Yearbook Committee – meets today in the Main Lab @ lunch

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Kilpatrick’s classroom at lunch

Divisions 1 & 2 Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room

Div. 11 – Homework Support at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Div. 11 Math Club – after school 3-4 p.m. in Ms. Dvorak’s room

Wednesday – PAC Lunch today is Sushi & Hotdogs. Thank you to our volunteers who come out and help, we appreciate your commitment! New volunteers are always welcome. 

Field Trip – today Ms. Stannard’s class is busy releasing the salmon fry they have been incubating into DeMamiel Creek, visiting Jack Brooks Fish Hatchery, and Saltwest Company.

Hockey Academy – today is the last day for Hockey Academy. Students interested in next year’s program need to sign up online (go to link on our webpage).

Volleyball Finale – The gloves are off and the knee pads are on! The Jr. Boys play the Jr. Girls today at lunch. Immediately after this game the Sr. Girls and Boys take on the Staff match up! Parents are welcome to cheer on the students! 

Lego builders club – meets at lunch in Ms. Dvorak’s room. Everyone welcome

Div. 9/10 Homework Club – Ms. Maragh’s classroom at lunch

Math Support – at lunch in Mr. Constable’s room for Divisions 1 & 2

Thursday

Lahal (Bone Game) Tournament – today all Grade 7 students will have the opportunity to learn and play the historical First Nations game of Lahal from 1-3 in our gym. Spectators are welcome to attend.

Field Trip – Mr. Constable, Mr. Donegani & Ms. St. Jean’s classes are going skating today at SEAPARC 1:15-2:30 pm. Bring or rent your skates. The $2 cost of admission covers rentals if you need them.

Life Skills Students field trip 10:45-1:00 skating @ SEAPARC

Field Trip – Ms. Kilpatrick & Ms. Maragh’s classes are off to SEAPARC at 1 pm

Robotics Club – Ms. Dvorak’s room afterschool today from 3-4 pm. Learn and have some fun!

Gamers’ Club at lunch in the Main Lab

Friday – St. Patrick’s Day

All students and staff are encouraged to wear green today. Rumour has it a few leprechauns could be stopping by to hand out treats!

Chess Club – Mrs. Syme’s room (right next door to the computer lab) at Lunch

Shamrock-o-grams (buy them all week in the foyer at lunch) delivered to classrooms today.

Report Cards – go home today!